Last night I was shocked to learn that Joshua Goldberg passed away. For those not fortunate enough to know him, Thomas Lifson wrote the following at American Thinker:
Joshua Goldberg, son of Lucianne, brother of Jonah, and husband of Chantal, died long before his time, following injuries resulting from a fall. Although he was less well-known than his mother and brother, Josh quietly edited the sites Lucianne.com, BlogsLucianneLoves, and The Connection, working mostly behind the scenes. That was his way. Following 911, Josh was one of those New Yorkers who put on his work boots and walked miles to the WTC site to help go through the rubble looking for survivors and victims' bodies. That was the kind of man he was, quietly doing the right thing, and never seeking public credit for it.
Unfortunately I never met Joshua in person, but rather knew him through emails we exchanged. Even through email, his kindness and warmth was evident. I came to know Joshua first years ago through his mother, Lucianne. When I commented on a brilliant piece Jonah wrote saying to her "you must be so proud," she responded that she was very proud of both of her sons. She has many reasons to be. Joshua's family and friends know all those reasons (some of which Thomas Lifson wrote), but millions of people who read Lucianne.com, Blogs Lucianne Loves and The Connection have been touched by Joshua as well without even knowing it.
My thoughts and prayers are with Lucianne and the rest of Joshua's family today.